£10m jackpots to launch new Lotto

National LotteryThe new National Lottery game is set to launch with two £10 million jackpots, operator Camelot has announced.

Tickets for the game - which will see the cost of playing double to £2 a line - go on sale on October 3, with players having the chance to win 1,000 guaranteed £20,000 prizes and the £10 million jackpot two Saturdays in a row.

The special draws will take place on October 5 and October 12.

The increase in the price of a ticket is the first since the lottery was introduced in 1994.

But Camelot said the payout for the average Saturday jackpot would increase from about £4.1 million to £5 million.

It also announced rises in the amount paid to those matching three numbers, from £10 to £25, and matching four numbers, from £60 to £100.

However some prize payouts are being reduced, with the reward for matching five numbers dropping by £500 to £1,000, and that for five numbers and the bonus number halving to £50,000.

Camelot UK managing director Andy Duncan said: "New Lotto will give players more ways to win more money and we have two fantastic events planned to celebrate the launch.

"Not only will we have a massive £10 million jackpot two Saturdays in a row but we will also be creating 1,000 guaranteed winners of £20,000, twice. It's not to be missed."

From October 3, players will receive a unique raffle number printed at the bottom of their ticket for every line of Lotto played giving them a chance of winning one of 50 guaranteed prizes of £20,000.

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